Law & Policy Program

Home/Law & Policy Program

SB 225 Updates – Incorporates Community Feedback

February 25th, 2021|

California State Capitol Building in Sacramento On February 12, many members of the intersex community joined our community listening session to give valuable feedback about legislative strategy. Others called or emailed with specific questions or concerns. We appreciate each of you for taking the time to share with us about what’s important to you! We

  • Dr. Rachel Levine faces the camera with a slight smile. She is a white transgender woman with long gray hair and black rimmed glasses.

Dr. Rachel Levine and her Colleagues at HHS Have a Big Opportunity the Media Isn’t Talking About

January 19th, 2021|

Dr. Rachel Levine, President-elect Biden’s nominee for Assistant Health Secretary, has been my professional mentor. I know she’s a perfect choice for the job. She’s also someone with unique opportunities to carry intersex communities’ needs forward. By Katie Baratz Dalke, MD, MBE Former interACT Board President I’m a psychiatrist who’s dedicated much of my

  • Boston Children's Hospital, the latest to change its policies on intersex surgery. Photo shows the outside of a hospital with cars lining up outside.

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Change on Intersex Surgeries Was Years in the Making

October 23rd, 2020|

Decades of community activism led to the formation of a law and policy organization, which led to meetings with hospitals across the country, which led to passing a resolution with medical students and physician allies, which led to the policy change you see today. Let us show you a peek behind the curtain. By Kimberly

  • Intersex data collection illustration: a researcher in a white lab coat pushes an intersex flag colored domino. The rest of the dominoes that will be knocked over form the shape of a question mark.

Intersex Data Collection: Your Guide to Question Design

August 24th, 2020|

One of the most common questions we get at interACT is: how do we handle intersex data collection on a form or survey? Ultimately, there’s no single correct answer. Formatting these questions depends on why you are asking them. We’re here to help guide the process to make sure that your questions are respectful

  • Bria stands next to Julie Greenberg, smiling, against a plain wall at the California capitol building, before testifying for a bill to support intersex rights.

A Law Professor and an Advocate Look Ahead on Intersex Issues

May 5th, 2020|

While Julie Greenberg does not identify as a person with intersex experience, her commitment to the intersex community has been monumental. Julie is a law professor, legal expert, and founding board member of interACT, with decades of experience advocating for intersex populations. She is the author of the book Intersexuality and the Law. Julie attributed